Ryan Gauld: The Interview

On November 8th, newly-promoted SC Farense secured their first win of the season, a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Vasco Seabra’s Boavista. The talisman for Farense that day and indeed for the last 18 months, Ryan Gauld. A player who was catapulted into the headlines at just 16-years-old and dubbed “mini-Messi” in his native Scotland, theContinue reading “Ryan Gauld: The Interview”

2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

The 2020 Quinas de Ouro winners were announced today by the FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol). The awards ceremony recognises the work done by Portuguese athletes and coaches during the 2019/20 season and is organised by A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), do Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol (SJPF) and da Associação Nacional deContinue reading “2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced”

Six of the Best in Primeira Liga: The Top Performing U23 Talents So Far

As with any Primeira Liga season, we are seeing young gems come to the fore and impress with their performances. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at the top six under-23 performers so far this season based on their average WhoScored ranking. Key: Name – Age – Club – Nationality – Position – WhoScored ratingContinue reading “Six of the Best in Primeira Liga: The Top Performing U23 Talents So Far”

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of theContinue reading “Portugal’s New Golden Generation”

Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe

The FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol) today announced that there are to be pilot test games in the country this month. The Federation has held several meetings with the Ministry of Health and the Health Authority regarding the return of fans into stadiums and for the upcoming games, all three clubs could have a maximumContinue reading “Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe”

Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

Earlier this month, midfield prodigy Florentino Luís left Benfica for AS Monaco on a season long loan. After a difficult 2019/20 season that saw him start just eight games, the U17 and U20 European champion arrives in France looking for an increase in his playing time in order to aid his development and fulfil hisContinue reading “Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens”

Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium

CD Santa Clara v Gil Vicente is scheduled to be the first Primeira Liga match of the 2020/21 season to have fans in the stadium. It will be the first time supporters are permitted entry to a football stadium for a professional match since March and it will work as a pilot game. The DireçãoContinue reading “Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium”

Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

SL Benfica tonight officially announced the departure of 23-year-old central defender Rúben Dias. The Portuguese international joins Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for an initial €68 million, with another €3.6 million in performance-based add-ons. The Seixal product all but confirmed his departure last night both in his goal celebration and his words in a post-match interview.Continue reading “Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way”

Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave

The UEFA Europa League Play-off draw took place earlier today, with Sporting CP and Rio Ave being the two Portuguese sides involved. The play-off is the FINAL qualifying stage in the Europa League and victory in this one-legged tie would see the side proceed into the group stages. There are already two Portuguese sides whoContinue reading “Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave”

Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding when supporters will be able to return to football stadiums, Vitória SC have decided to reward their most loyal supporters (Sócios) by inviting them to watch the match from the Tribuna Presidencial at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. In a statement released by the club, theyContinue reading “Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches”

Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?

Fluminense’s Evanilson is close to joining FC Porto on an undisclosed fee and is set to travel to Portugal tomorrow, September 8th. The club released a statement earlier announcing the departure to a “Portuguese club”. “As informed to Fluminense by the club holding the athlete’s federative rights, striker Evanilson agreed to transfer him to aContinue reading “Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?”

Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know

Just two days after their capture of FC Porto golden boy Fábio Silva, Wolves are once again shopping at the Dragão, this time for 20-year-old midfielder Vitór Ferreira aka Vitinha. The rumours are that Vitinha will join on an initial loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for just €20Continue reading “Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know”